This blog started out as a companion piece to my book, Musings from the Christian Left (excerpts of which can be found in the July 2004 link) and to support a planned radio show. Now, its simply a long term writing project from a Christian Left Libertarian perspective (meaning I often argue for liberty within the (Catholic) Church, rather than liberty because the church takes care of a conservative view of morality.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Real Attack on Religion | National Catholic Reporter

A Real Attack on Religion | National Catholic Reporter by MSW.  MGB: It is not secularism, however, to remind priests that a good penance includes turning themselves into civil authorities if they have committed a crime, especially one involving life or property.  Most crimes should be dealt with in a mental health context - both non-violent drug offenses and most violent crimes.  The Church needs to develop an infrastructure to take these functions from the state (but overseen by the deacons and laity, not the bishops).

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